This IDC study focuses on Internet of things (IoT) intelligent systems/edge devices, which currently account for about 90% of total revenue in the IoT market. It also compares the main components of the 3rd Platform, namely, mobile and client computing devices, and provides a future outlook for both markets.
IoT is increasing seen as an innovation accelerator for industries in . "IoT intelligent systems/edge devices will encourage the development of "industry-specific IT solutions" which have a destructive innovation aspect to it. This situation will be seen in various industry segments in the future. In order to avoid the risk of losing business opportunities, it is necessary for IT suppliers to be actively involved in the implementation of promising "industry-specific IT solutions", says Ko Shikita, group manager, PC, Mobile & Client Solutions, IDC Japan.
This IDC study is a translation of the Japanese document IDC #J15230104 and is summarized to reduce the gap in time since the original version was published.
All of the following sections are, however, fully translated:
- IDC Opinion
- Executive Summary
- Essential Guidance